Childminder Terms & Conditions
These Childminder’s Terms and Conditions are designed for use by
childminders providing their services (generally) on a self-employed or
small business basis. These terms of business can be used as a stand-alone
document which can be given to clients.
This document is compliant with the GDPR (General Data Protection
A "contract schedule" is also included which enables the terms and
conditions contained within this document to be easily converted into a
legally binding agreement.
This template has been updated to help childminders comply with the
Consumer Rights Act 2015 which came into force on 1st October 2015. The
language and presentation are designed to be “consumer-friendly” and the
document should make sense to an average client who has no specialist
business or legal knowledge.
The document also complies with the Consumer Contracts (Information,
Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, which came into
force on 13th June 2014. In particular:
- Clients entering into contracts “off the premises” of the “trader” (here,
the childminder) are given a 14 day cooling-off period. This means they can
change their mind for any reason after entering into an agreement for
childminding services, subject to limited exceptions. Work can however
commence within the cooling-off period so long as the client expressly
agrees to this.
- The client is given a clear and concise summary of the pre-contract
information they are entitled to receive.
It is important for childminders to be aware of their obligations and the
rights of their clients under consumer protection laws. This template has
been drafted with these laws in mind. Take care when amending the template
to remain compliant with the legislation and, in particular, make sure you
do not include any terms that may be deemed “unfair”.
Optional phrases / clauses are enclosed in square brackets. These should be
read carefully and selected so as to be compatible with one another. Unused
options should be removed from the document.
These Childminder’s Terms and Conditions contain the following clauses:
1. Definitions and Interpretation
2. Information about Us
3. Communication and Contact Details
5. Retainer Fee
6. Fees and Payment
7. Childminding Services
8. Your Obligations
9. Complaints and Feedback
10. Cancellation of Agreement During the Cooling Off Period
12. Effects of Termination
13. Events Outside of Our Control (Force Majeure)
15. How We Use Your Personal Information (Data Protection)
16. Other Important Terms
17. Law and Jurisdiction
And the following Schedules:
1. Childminding Service Agreement
2. Model Cancellation Form
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highlighted fields or adjust the wording to suit your purposes.
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